Very Rare 18th Century Stoneware Spouted Vessel, Crolius Family, Manhattan, NY

November 3, 2018 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 94

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Very Rare Stoneware Spouted Vessel with Cobalt Floral and Drape Motifs, probably Crolius Family, Manhattan, NY, late 18th century, ovoid form with narrow, footed base, tooled shoulder, ribbed handle, and applied tubular pouring spout. Decorated on each side with a vibrant cobalt design of a flower blossom with spotted center and short rays of cobalt emanating from between the flower's petals. Base of spout decorated with a stylized drape motif. Brushed cobalt highlights to handle terminals. This spouted vessel is one of a small number of examples of this form known in American stoneware production, all of which date to the 18th century and very early 19th century. The daisy and drape motifs indicate a member of the Crolius family as the pot's likely maker. Both designs are hallmarks of the Crolius family, seen in incised and freehand form on a number of signed or attributed Crolius works. A 4" hairline from rim on reverse. Tight cracks to underside, one of which extends several inches diagonally up base of pot and another, which extends a few inches up base. Two minor spout chips. In-the-making surface crazing, not visible on interior. H 8 3/4".


Very Rare 18th Century Stoneware Spouted Vessel, Crolius Family, Manhattan, NYVery Rare 18th Century Stoneware Spouted Vessel, Crolius Family, Manhattan, NYVery Rare 18th Century Stoneware Spouted Vessel, Crolius Family, Manhattan, NYVery Rare 18th Century Stoneware Spouted Vessel, Crolius Family, Manhattan, NY

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